Teachers have a unique perspective about what they need to improve their practice. The EduDesign Fellowship centers the knowledge, expertise, and curiosity of teachers across districts to design a year-round set of learning experiences with and for one another. Fellows are supported by the UW College of Education INSPIRE Center and community organizations to address self-identified problems of practice and challenge one another as educators, learners, and agents of social justice.
The EduDesign fellowship is not your typical professional development. It is unique in that it is collaborative, practice-focused, and teacher-led. Each of our cohorts will kick off with a summer institute in August. LEARN MORE
2020-21 EduDesign Cohorts:
- Secondary: Social & Emotional Well-Being in a Time of Transformation (8/11 & 8/13)
- Dual Language: Integrating Antiracism, Ethnic Studies, and Social Justice Themes into Mathematics (8/12 & 8/14)
- Special Education: Dis/ability Deep Dives 2.0 (8/17 & 8/18)
- Elementary: Culturally Responsive Mathematics & Stduent Discourse (8/19, 8/20, 8/21)
Secondary: Social & Emotional Well-Being in a Time of Transformation (8/11 & 8/13)
In 2019-20 we began exploring social and emotional learning with a social justice lens across content areas. As our work deepened we began to explore how SEL standards and practices can be used either as a tool of oppression or as a tool for liberation. This year we are excited to expand our cohort and further delve into how to approach SEL from an antiracist and pro-liberation stance in our classrooms and in distance learning spaces. We see relationships as foundational to this work-- relationships with ourselves, our students, their families, and our colleagues, as well as the relationship of schools in society. This topic feels especially relevant in this complex historical moment.
Dual Language: Integrating Antiracism, Ethnic Studies, and Social Justice Themes into Mathematics (8/12 & 8/14)
This year we are starting our first ever Dual Language cohort! Our purpose is to gather Dual Language educators interested in grounding mathematics instruction in antiracism, ethnic studies, and social justice teaching. We belive there is a lot to be learned from developing our knowledge and creating content in community with one another. We will be exploring multiple questions including, "How doe we do this work in a Dual context with language appropriate resources and integrated thematic units across languages?"
Special Education: Dis/ability Deep Dives 2.0 (8/17 & 8/18)
This year's theme will be to renew our understanding of current research and practices, regional community partners, and lived experiences of students with dis/abilities in our school communities. Together we will work to expand our understanding and practice around social, mental health, and learning dis/abilities through a social justice lens and with distance learning in mind. Our time together will include community building, guest speakers, roundtable discussions, and the opportunity to workshop problems of practice. The direction of this work will be shaped by the interests and needs of the fellows and their students. Subtopics will include anxiety, trauma, social-emotional learning, executive function, ADHD, self-determination, and person-centered planning.
Elementary: Culturally Responsive Mathematics & Stduent Discourse (8/19, 8/20, 8/21)
In 2019-20, we began working on culturally responsive mathematics teaching and inquiry. This year, we will narrow our focus and dive deeper into guiding culturally responsive mathematics discourse for socially just classrooms using the “5 Equity-Based Practices in Mathematics Classrooms,” developed by Julia Aguirre (UW Tacoma) and other mathematics educators.